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Jan 22, 2013 8:00am EST
michelle obama, vice president biden and his wife, jill biden, will attend the national prayer service at washington national cathedral at 9:45 a.m. eastern. at 1:30 p.m. eastern the house ways and means committee holds a hearing on debt and deficit reduction. examining the history of the debt limit, how past congresses have dealt with the him and whether the constitution provides options to the executive branch when the debt limit is reached. the house is expected to vote wednesday on increasing the nation's current debt limit of nearly $16.5 trillion. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. [applause] >> next, a discussion about gun violence and gun control measures. chicago mayor rahm emanuel was joined by ohio representative stephen latourette at an event hosted by the university of chicago's institute of politics. former nbc nightly news anchor tom brokaw moderated the discussion. it's about an hour and 15 minutes. >> thank you all very much for being here. i've been in this business for a long time,
Jan 24, 2013 9:00am EST
program. the policy was supported by the simpson-bowles commission, and it was part of the biden-cantor deficit reduction negotiations in 2011. in addition, the democratic members of the house ways and means committee included this idea as part of a set of cost sharing reforms in their 2011 deficit-reduction proposal. the president's own 2011 deficit-reduction package included a similar proposal to reduce costs associated with medigap insurance plans. once again, this is a policy that both democrats and republicans should be willing to get behind. number three, we need to simplify medicare beneficiary cost sharing while protecting seniors from catastrophic health costs. currently medicare and cost paying vary significantly depending on the type of service being provided. beneficiaries now have separate deductibles for inpatient care under part a and for out patient service under part b. this overly complex benefit structure is difficult for beneficiaries to and a half -- navigate. by streamlining the cost sharing and combining a single deductible for part a and part b, we can mak
Jan 23, 2013 5:00pm EST
safety challenges that we all face. it's an honor to join vice president biden, administrator pistol and other leaders across the administration in continuing our work this week and adding my voice to this very critical dialogue for this opportunity to thank each of you for your service, your leadership and your partnership with one another, key federal state, local tribal leaders and especially with the united states department of justice. every day, american mayors stance on the frontlines of our our fight against terrorism, crime and first of the most foldable among us. your engagement is essential to protecting our citizens from harm, guarding against civil rights violations in combating guns, gang and drug fueled violence that's too many promising futures. you understand exactly what it is were up against. not only because your alarmist statistics are the news stories, but because you see it firsthand on a daily basis. most importantly you recognize, as i do -- most importantly, you recognize, as i do come up in a public safety challenge can be understood in isolation and none o
Jan 28, 2013 12:00pm EST
was exactly that, that president biden -- president -- vice president biden and president obama negotiated, a combination of revenues and reductions. all the lee amendment does is reduce again. he does not offer one new penny to pay for this. he wants to cut it from veterans. he wants to cut it from firefighters. he wants to cut it for police officers. i'm not going to join him in that. it's a wrongheaded approach. if we want to find a way to pay for disasters, i'll show up and negotiate with anybody. but it's not going to be just by cutting defense budget or discretionary budget. it's going to be about either raising some additional revenues and cutting. you will have me. until then, put me down as a "no." and i'm going to suggest to all of my colleagues today that they vote "no" on the lee amendment, if we get to these votes, and "yes" on the underlying bill. one more word, two minutes, about the underlying bill because the senators from the region know it much better than i do. i agree with the chairman from maryland, the senate bill was far more -- far better in some ways. not only did
Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm EST
in this regard. i quoted some of senator byrd's words, senator biden's words strongly opposing, vehemently opposing the effort to change the rules of this body by majority vote when the rules themselves provide it takes two-thirds vote to amend the rules. and so we have got to be consistent. the rules cannot just be simply what the majority want them to be, whatever the current majority is. this is a body that has continuity. it's one of the few bodies in this country that have couldn't newity. the only other -- that have continuity. the only other one is the supreme court. two-thirds of us were not elected last november. two-thirds of us continue from the last senate. over the centuries, this body has been looked to as a source of continuity where the rules can't just be changed at the will or whim of a majority but where the rules stay in place until amended. the rules don't end when a congress ends in terms of senate rules. house rules do because all the house members are elected every two years, but senate rules are permanent until amended or changed, and it's critically important that
Jan 25, 2013 12:00pm EST
on the multinational stage. when vice-president biden said in this chair he said on more than one occasion, good international relationships are always predicated on strong interpersonal relationships. i think we can all agree the you have said the higher standard for developing those relationships throughout your career and as secretary of state you will continue to strengthen those relationships on behalf of the president and the further of american foreign policy. all have some questions later on policies and your views, including how you explain to world leaders how you could have been rooting for the boston red sox instead of what the world knows as the new york yankees as a team of the world, but let me say, mr. chairman, it has been a pleasure working with you and looking forward to continuing to work with you on the issues you're a champion of the years. fighting global terrorism, preventing the spread of nuclear biological chemical weapons, fighting for human rights and against hiv aids to a round the world. fighting crime corruption, drug trafficking, and standing up, as you always hav
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